Obituaries

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J.L. Stout

J.L. Stout

1920-2017

Services for J.L. Stout, 97, of Canton were held Monday June 26, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Glosup officiating. Interment followed at Haven of Memories Memorial Park.

Mr. Stout passed away June 23, 2017, in Canton.

He was born on March 24, 1920, in Canton to Connie Lee and Lois Cash Stout.

He retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed farming, ranching, and gardening.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred Oneta Stout; son, James Larry Stout; brothers, Otis Stout and Bobby Stout; sisters, Anna Faye Norrell and Ruth Abbott.

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10
Jul

Howard Thomas Coe

Howard Thomas Coe

1930-2017

Funeral services for Howard Thomas Coe, 87, of Wills Point, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Bro. Ken Hackney officiating.  Interment will follow at Dunbar Cemetery near Emory. He passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Kaufman.

He was born March 10, 1930, in Kosoma, Okla. to J. A. and Maggie Coe.  He was raised in Oklahoma and later moved to Dallas.  He married Mary Frances Forbis May 30, 1959, in Kilgore. He was formerly employed by Dallas Aeromotor and later was a self-employed barber in Dallas. He retired in 1995.  He lived in Dallas before moving to Wills Point in 1968. He enjoyed fishing in his spare time. He was a member of The Baptist Men and Chapel of the Lake.

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10
Jul

Carl A. Smith

Carl A. Smith

1944-2017

Funeral services for Carl A. Smith, 73, Winnsboro, were held Friday, June 30, 2017, at Beaty Funeral Home with Bro. David Harrell conducting. Interment followed at Hopewell Cemetery. Mr. Smith passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Winnsboro.

He was born Feb. 24, 1944, in Lillie, La. to John Smith and Delma Wall Smith. He was a retired executive VP with Monsanto Chemical Company and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He loved restoring BMW micro cars and was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University.

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10
Jul

Billy Lee Johnson

Billy Lee Johnson

1931-2017

Memorial services for Billy Lee Johnson, 85, of Canton, were held Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mark Robinson officiating.  Interment followed in Haven of Memories. 

Mr. Johnson passed away June 27, 2017, at his home.

He was born Aug. 28, 1931, in Hockley County to Lonnie Monroe and Helen Burke Johnson. He was the eldest of 10 children. He began his working career at the Johnson Salvage Yard of Amarillo.  At the age of 16 he built his first race car and competed many years at the Amarillo Speed Bowl, Flying Saucer and many area tracks.  He went to work for Borden Dairy Inc. in 1957 and retired as a production manager after 36 years. He was an active member of Cross Roads Church in Canton. 

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10
Jul

Arlene Jones

Arlene Jones

1915-2017

Arlene “Muer” Jones, Murchison, was born August 27, 1915 in Edom, TX. She passed away peacefully in her home on June 28, 2017, at the age of 101. She was a resident of Callender Lake for 48 years. She loved cooking, baking, travelling and spending time with her family. She was a member of Edom United Methodist Church since the age of 12.

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10
Jul

Arlene Jones

Arlene Jones

1915-2017

Arlene “Muer” Jones, Murchison, was born August 27, 1915 in Edom, TX. She passed away peacefully in her home on June 28, 2017, at the age of 101. She was a resident of Callender Lake for 48 years. She loved cooking, baking, travelling and spending time with her family. She was a member of Edom United Methodist Church since the age of 12.

Thu
29
Jun

Jerry Don Koonce

Jerry Don Koonce

1948-2017

Services for Jerry Don Koonce, 69, were held Saturday June 24, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Bro. L.A. Goodson and Bro. Randy Fisher officiating.

Interment was at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton. Mr. Koonce passed away June 19, 2017, in Tyler.

He was born Jan. 24, 1948, in Pampa to Phillip and Verna Fisher Koonce.

He was a sweet potato farmer for most of his life and was in the oil business in his later years. He was also a Van Zandt County peace officer for 13 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Butch Koonce; son, Kelly Fincher; daughters, Rheaona Scott and Rachelle Love; and grandsons, Joey Morgan and Jacob Love.

Thu
29
Jun

Jay Thomas Nichols

Jay Thomas Nichols

1989-2017

Funeral services for Jay Thomas Nichols, 27, Dallas, were held Friday, June 20, 2017, at Robinwood Baptist Church in Seagoville under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Interment followed at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Balch Springs.

Thu
29
Jun

James Jones

James Jones

1951-2017

A memorial service for James "Bob" Jones, 65, of Ben Wheeler, was held Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Chapel in Canton with Bro. C.R. Chapman officiating.

Mr. Jones passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at his home. 

He was born Oct. 24, 1951, in Farmington, N.M. to Lorin Leroy and Florence Rose Buscarini Jones. 

He was a Christian by faith and attended the Cowboy Church in Ben Wheeler.  He retired from the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department.

The Joneses moved to Ben Wheeler in 1990.  He loved soccer, discussing politics, fishing, traveling, cooking BBQ and spending time with his grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was an animal lover.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lorin and Florence Jones; son, Michael Jones; and daughter, Jennifer Page.  

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29
Jun

Gregoria Vasquez

Gregoria Vasquez

1915-2017

Memorial services for Gregoria Vasquez, 101, Wills Point, were held Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Edgewood. She passed away Thursday, June 22 in Wills Point.

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